“Gitanillas” in Mijas

27Jan

Do you love flowers? Do you have green fingers? Do you do some gardening in your spare time?Gitanillas in Mijas - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

We don’t know about you but we really love flowers and for that reason many flowers and plants decorate our hotel to make it even more welcoming and beautiful.

It seems the Mijas Council shares the opinion that flowers make everything more beautiful and cheerful and for this reason it has decided to invest in 4.000 pots of beautiful “gitanillas” to decorate the streets of Mijas Pueblo, La Cala and Las Lagunas.

“Gitanilla”, which literally means “little gypsy”, is a variety of geranium and one of the most popular plants in Andalusia as it can be found in those beautiful and typical patios and balconies tourists love to photograph so much.

 “Gitanillas” are very resistant and easy to take care of as they don’t need much water though they require lots of sunlight, so Spain, and especially Costa del Sol, is the perfect place for them to grow happily.

In Andalusia you can see them on plant pots on the floor though here the most typical thing is to hang them on the walls, and like this is how you will find them in Mijas.

Last week we recommended you to visit Mijas and La Cala to enjoy its Wintery Food Route. Now, after what we have just told you, you have a new reason to include Mijas in your list of places to visit on Costa del Sol while on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola.

Taking into consideration how beautiful and colourful Mijas looks right now we are sure your holiday snaps are going to be amazing!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Wintery Food Route in Mijas and La Cala

21Jan

Last November on the Facebook page of Hotel Ángela we informed you that, as every year, an Erotic Tapas Route was taking place in Fuengirola and many of you loved the idea. Well, we have some good news for you, now the town who is having a wonderful gastronomic route is our neighbouring town, Mijas. Wintery Food Route in Mijas - Hotel Angela FuengirolaWintery Food Route in Mijas - Hotel Angela Fuengirola

This route is not only taking place in the hillside town of Mijas Pueblo, but also in the seaside resort of La Cala de Mijas. The dishes offered by the participant establishments are warm and soupy wintery dishes, something that sounds like heaven this time of year.

The route will take place during January, February and March every Friday and Saturday in Mijas Pueblo and every Wednesday and Saturday in La Cala.

The times when the 12 participant establishments of Mijas Pueblo offer their special dishes are from 12:00 P.M to 3:00 P.M and from 7:00 P.M to 10:00 P.M, while in La Cala the 9 participant establishments offer them from 12:00 P.M to 4:00 P.M.

The dishes they offer for just 2€, with 1 drink included, are traditional wintery dishes like traditional casseroles or stews.

Same as in other gastronomic routes organised on Costa del Sol, visitors will get a “passport” to be stamped every time they order the route dish at participant establishments. Once the passport is fully stamped they will have the chance to win some nice prizes. 

If at the moment you are on holiday at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we recommend you not to miss the chance to visit Mijas Pueblo and La Cala and to make the most of their gastronomic route… Both places are beautiful and for a great value you can eat some amazing dishes there!

Bon appétit!

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations

Avocados from La Axarquía

14Jan

Last week here on the blog of Hotel Angela we told you about Nerja, one of the most beautiful towns on Costa del Sol. Avocados from La Axarquía - Hotel Ángela Fuengirola

As we said Nerja is a very touristic place even if it still keeps its more traditional side. Like in the rest of Costa del Sol the tourist industry there is the most important one though it is not the only one that maintains its economy.  

Like other towns belonging to La Axarquía, Nerja has cultivated land where subtropical products of great quality, like for example avocados, grow. The amazing weather we have in Malaga and the excellent quality of the soil are both perfect to grow this kind of fruit so for this reason nowadays La Axarquía is a leading exporter of subtropical products in Europe.

If we consider its nutritional values we see avocado is kind of perfect as it contains lots of proteins and it has many good properties. Among its great properties is to fight against cholesterol, diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer or heart diseases and to postpone ageing or maintain in good condition our nervous system.       

Although it is very high in fats the fats it contains are “good fats” like Omega9, so it has properties similar to the ones olive oil has. In fact avocados are a very healthy substitute to animal fats, which is one of the reasons why many vegetarians eat it.

They are included in many Mediterranean dishes even if it originally comes from America. As it grows in Malaga and it is one of the healthiest fruits ever here at Hotel Angela, your hotel in Fuengirola, we always try to include them in some of our dishes, being a good example of this  our tropical salad and our avocados with prawns.

Why don’t you include avocados on your diet? Soon you will notice its many benefits!                              

Beatriz Muñoz
Guest Relations